Panorama care programme prompts police probe
A police investigation has been launched after the BBC’s Panorama programme uncovered abuse and maltreatment of vulnerable adults at a Durham hospital.
The talk of the town
An increasing number of conversations these days are liberally peppered with references to fantasy drama Game of Thrones these days.
The cost of uncertainty
Duncan Whitfield is craving certainty as he prepares the details of a 2020/21 budget – with his most optimistic assumptions leaving him needing to make spending cuts ‘almost as extreme as those back in 2011/12’.
Devo choices should be open to all
If Scotland can choose to raise income tax and invest in public services, why can’t Manchester or the West Midlands, asks Heather Jameson - and if devolution gives choices to parts of the UK, why not all of the devolved bodies?
Call for greater focus on culture change in integration drive
Huge cultural and behavioural differences between health and care need more consideration, consultancy Impower has urged.
Minister in plea for cross-party care consensus
Care minster Caroline Dinenage has said she 'would dearly like there to be cross-party consensus' on funding for social care.
Social care should be funded centrally, says MP
Social care should be delivered locally but funded nationally, a new report has suggested.
Tens of thousands more adults seeking care, think-tank finds
Rising disability among working-age adults and a growth in the number of over-65s is increasing pressure on care services in England, a think-tank has found.
Select committee chair urges scrapping of social care Green Paper
A senior backbencher has called for the social care Green Paper to be scrapped.
Social care precept 'avoided catastrophe'
The introduction of the social care precept ‘avoided catastrophe’ but the sector still faces a funding gap of at least £15bn, a senior figure told The MJ’s Future Forum today.
LGA chief suggests one year Spending Review possible
The months ahead represent a crunch time for local government – but not just because of Brexit, according to Local Government Association chief executive Mark Lloyd.
How tech could help fight social care fraud
Councils need to administer a huge number of care contracts with a multiplicity of providers. Julian Pilling says using the right data and technology could help tackle fraud.
Plea to fund social care through insurance
A minister has been asked to consider mandatory insurance to ease social care funding pressures in coastal towns.
Troubled Families is not the Holy Grail
There are lessons to be learned from the Troubled Families experiment, as Dan Corry outlines
The art of excuse making
If there’s one valuable life lesson health secretary Matt Hancock appears to have failed to learn at school it’s the art of excuse-making.
Government misses fifth deadline for social care Green Paper
The publication of the Government’s long-awaited adult social care Green Paper has been delayed for a fifth time.
Government must redesign immigration policy to fill care vacancies - think-tanks
The Government should ‘go back to the drawing board’ to redesign a visa system that encourages overseas workers to fill the 110,000 social care vacancies, a report today has urged.
Sector unites in call for Troubled Families funding
The local government sector has urged the Treasury to continue funding the Troubled Families programme following a glowing report on its impact.
Waiting for Godot and the Social Care Green Paper
Public finances are outperforming expectations, but the post-spring statement briefing from the Institute for Fiscal Studies highlighted the need to sort out taxation and those other topics that did not get into the speech. Heather Jameson reports.
DToC figures due to social care on the rise
Winter pressures have been blamed for a rise in the number of delayed transfers of care (DToC) due to social services.